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Re: Source Maps on theundergroundmap.com
« Reply #9 on: Friday 30 April 21 22:52 BST (UK) »
Farmeroman, I have some maps in my “favourites” on my desktop PC which I will have a look at later to see if I can locate your detailed 1800s map.

You would expect the website to list sources though surely?

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« Reply #10 on: Saturday 01 May 21 11:47 BST (UK) »
Farmeroman, I have some maps in my “favourites” on my desktop PC which I will have a look at later to see if I can locate your detailed 1800s map.

You would expect the website to list sources though surely?

The 1900 and 1950 maps are attributed to the NLS, but the others are free of copyright and are only attributed to OpenStreetMap. However, I have spent some time this morning on OpenStreetMap and have discoverered a huge number of freely downloadable maps including the 1830 and 1800 maps.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Old_maps_of_London&filefrom=Rocque+Map+of+London+1746+012.jpg#mw-category-media

The "1800" turned out to be a 1799 map by Richard Horwood titled "Plan of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark and parts adjoining shewing every house", although I've yet to find the high resolution files of all 32 sheets. They must be on there somewhere though...

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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 01 May 21 11:58 BST (UK) »
I thought that the “1800” map looked familiar. When I manage to get onto my PC I will see if I have the 1799 Horwood map, though I know several of my links to old maps are broken.


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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 01 May 21 12:36 BST (UK) »
I thought that the “1800” map looked familiar. When I manage to get onto my PC I will see if I have the 1799 Horwood map, though I know several of my links to old maps are broken.

The motco.com link is broken.

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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 01 May 21 12:51 BST (UK) »
I know this is not exactly what you are looking for, but you can zoom in to get a closer look:

https://www.foldingmaps.co.uk/republished-maps/horwoods-plan-of-the-cities-of-london-westminster-circa-1799

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 01 May 21 13:09 BST (UK) »
I also found this:
http://www.romanticlondon.org/navigating-the-plan/#17/51.52106/-0.09329
There is a pull down menu at the top.

(I looked at a couple of other sites which were not very user friendly)

Added: the David Rumsey one is good.  :)